Loaded Boards – Tarab II – Longboard Dancing Deck
LET THE RHYTHM MOVE YOU.
Since 2008 Loaded has been on the forefront of longboard dancing. The Tarab II deepens our roots and seeks to advance modern longboard dancing through thoughtful design and material evolution. Ideal for riders who want a versatile and well-rounded platform for surfy boardwalking lines, smooth freestyle trickery, and everything in between.
Move around. Find your flow.
Loaded Tarab II deck
Paris V3 180mm 50° (matte black) trucks
Orangatang 65mm Fat Free (86a, yellow) wheels
Loaded Jehu V2 bearings
Loaded button head hardware (1.25″)
Assembled on outer (31.25″) wheelbase
Length: 47″ / 119 cm
Width: 9.5″ / 24.1 cm
Wheelbase: 30.5-31.25″ / 77.5-79.4 cm
Weight (deck only): 4.9 lb / 2.2 kg
Flex 1: 140-270+ lb / 63-123+ kg
Flex 2: 80-190+ lb / 36-86+ kg
IT’S RIGHT FOR YOU IF…
You want a board that can handle everything on the dancing spectrum, from relaxed surf-style footwork and cruising to more technical freestyle tricks and combos. You like the comfortable and damp feel of a tailored flex board, appreciate a slightly longer deck for more foot space, and prefer more mild kicktail angles for that classic longboard-style leverage.
FUNCTIONAL DESIGN – Rocker, concave, symmetrical shape, mellow kicktails, grab rails, and purposeful griptape combine to form an elegantly ergonomic platform for flowy footwork and the most frenetic freestyle dancing. Wheel wells are pre-milled into the core prior to pressing, allowing for increased wheel clearance while maintaining the strength and finish benefits of full composite construction.
LIGHT, DAMP, AND DURABLE – Bamboo and basalt construction keeps the Tarab II lightweight, lively, and durable. We relocated the vibration-damping cork to the bottom layer and added a bamboo top veneer for a slicker surface for pirouettes and other dancing moves. We added another layer of basalt reinforcement in the nose and tail for significantly improved wear resistance and even more pop. Stronger and better than ever.
VERSATILE VARIATIONS – Available in two distinct flexes. Flex 1 features a thicker bamboo top veneer for added stiffness and damping. Flex 2 is slightly lighter and noticeably more lively. Both flexes feature two updated wheelbase options to accommodate a variety of riding preferences (the new outer setting is equivalent to the previous inner setting on the original Tarab).
SUPER SAP – Bio-based epoxy by Entropy Resins. Uses bio-based materials from industrial waste streams such as tree sap to replace petroleum content and reduce the carbon footprint of the epoxy from manufacturing. We’ve worked closely with Entropy to enhance every major performance characteristic of the resin. Better for the planet, even more fun.
GRAPHICS – We created the original Tarab’s graphics in collaboration with artist Will Scobie to convey the fluidity of longboard dancing and the euphoric experience defined in its namesake. Loaded ambassador and DockSession founder Lotfi Lamaali was heavily involved in the design and development of both iterations of the Tarab. For the Tarab II, we built upon the original graphic while further exploring the influence of Lotfi’s Moroccan cultural background.